The 2017-18 Legislative Session commenced yesterday as the Legislature gathered in Sacramento to be sworn into office. The November election resulted in 9 new members in the Senate and 22 new members in the Assembly and a democratic supermajority in both houses.
In addition to the swearing in ceremony, Legislative leadership, accompanied by other prominent members avowed promises to preserve California’s liberal agenda. Additionally, the Senate and Assembly both passed resolutions – SR 7 (De Leon) and HR 4 (Rendon) respectively – rejecting the hardline on immigration taken by the President-Elect.
Members also introduced a number of new bills; however, the bulk of bills will be introduced after the Legislature reconvenes on January 4, 2017.